Monday, May 31, 2010

Rebeca Stovall's Photos of Insects

This layout is a bit of mixed colors, photos, and for me - appeal level. I cannot decide if I like it or not.
I was trying to use a lovely college print I had of some photos of insects. The issue was that there were so many colors! So, I tried to go for a "all" color theme... but I'm not sure it worked out so well.
Also, see below for detail on the title:
I think I like it... but it just seems a little off. I kept thinking I spelled something wrong....

Oh wells, as always -

  • Basic Grey Designers Cardstock Pack
  • Cardstock: white and black
  • K&Company: Tim Coffey paper
  • Little Yellow Bicycle: Generationz - Orange Metallic Wings
  • Chipboard letters
  • White paint
  • Fiskars boarder punch
  • Zig Calligraphy pen: black
  • Med blue ribbon
  • Stapler
  • K.i. Memories: Softies - Bloom

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Jane Austin Forever

I don't do this very often - but this is actually a page that is not an image I took. Rather it is representative of the page subject - namely, Jane Austin (who doesn't love her novels!?!).
This was a fun layout that allowed me to use a great photo. BTW, for those that don't know this is an image from the latest movie based on Pride and Prejudice.
Also, I got to use my Post-it Brand craft paper. Here is some detail of the title - the "forever" green and brown layered title is made from the Post-it fully adhesive material.
Here is some additional detail of the flower cluster below the title:

  • Post-it Brand: Fully Adhesive Craft Paper - Cocoa and Jungle
  • Little Yellow Bicycle: Traveler - Ticket to Ride
  • American Crafts Thickers: Delight - fabric white
  • Paperchase: Novelty Stickers - Butterfly
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen: Chocolate
  • Unknown manufacturer flowers: white, brown and blue
  • Unknown manufacturer brads: lt blue, blue cloth
  • My Minds Eye: Life Stories - journal card


I wanted to use up some of the scraps from a couple of past layouts I've done - and I just love the color combo that developed. Yellow, green, blue and brown!
Plus, I just love this bling flurish - here is a little more detail of it and the cluster of flowers:

  • Lt green lrg scalloped cardstock
  • Post-it Brand: Craft Paper Full Adhesive - Cocoa
  • Jillibean soup pattered paper
  • Sandylion: Kelly Panacci - Dotsalot-green
  • Making Memories: Passport - Passport 12x12 Stripe
  • Creative Impressions Felt Butterfly
  • Various manufacturer flowers: yellow, blue and brown
  • Unknown manufacturer brads: lt blue brad, lt blue button brad, "machine washable" brad, and flower bling brad
  • Hand made pearl stick pin
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen: Chocolate
  • Queen & Co. Felt boarder ribbon
  • Lt blue sm ribbon
  • American Crafts Thickers: Rockabye - Foam White
  • Unknown manufacturer paper clip
  • Hand crochet lt green flower
  • Basic Grey: Origins - cloth brad

In a Tree

I really like the color combo on this layout and how I was able to use up some fairly large embellishment items I've made/have.
Here is some detail of the upper left of the page - where I have a small handmade embellishment made from Shrinky - Dinks!! Yep, you read correctly. I punched a Martha Stewart butterfly out of black shrinky - dink material and a circle out of white shrinky - dink material. I shrunk both, then reheated the circle and "pressed" the butterfly onto it to adhere it. Of course, do remember that shrinky - dinks do shrink quite a bit... so although cute this embellishment isn't much larger then a USA currency dime.
Here is a little more detail on the lace ribbon flower and large chipboard butterfly.

  • Cardstock: black and white
  • Simply Luxe Designs: Simple Pinstripe - Lime
  • Sandylion: Kelly Panacci - Dotsalot-green
  • ColorBok: nocturne chipboard pieces
  • Md ribbon: drk green
  • Hand crochet flowers: lt green
  • Bling jewel brads
  • Bling: lt green
  • Shrinky - Dinks: white and black
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
  • EK Success Circle 1 1/2" punch
  • Basic Grey: Origins cloth brad
  • American Crafts Thickers: Patchwork - fabric black
  • Velvet mini brads: lt green

Family - Blue

I wanted to do a pretty simple layout for this great shot of my sister-in-law. I also wanted to stay with a simple soothing color.
Blue it is!
With just a spots of patterned paper and the elegant ribbon and journaling to frame the whole thing - I think it turned out pretty nice.
Here is a little closer detail on one of the circles I embellished.

  • Cardstock: white
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen: black
  • Various manufactures patterned papers: cut with a EK Success 1 1/2" Circle punch
  • Drk blue lace ribbon
  • Basic Grey: White Chocolate Chip Micro-Chip Stickers
  • Sm lt blue ribbon
  • Unknown manufacture - tiny silver key
  • Silver eyelets


I really liked this fun shot of little Ryu kitty!

  • White Swiss Dot cardstock
  • Lt green large scalloped cardstock
  • Jillibean soup pattered paper
  • Simply Luxe Designs: Simple Pinstripe - Lime
  • Unknown manufacture: recycled pattered paper
  • Unknown manufacture: Dye-cut sayings
  • Copper brads
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly punches
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen: Chocolate
  • Basic Grey: White Chocolate Chip MicroChip Stickers

Missed a Challenge

So I missed posting this layout for a Colour Q challenge that occurring a while back. *sigh*
Oh, well. I's still a very pretty layout!

Here is a link to the Colour Q Challenge # 13.

Here are some detail images.
Gotta love the metal embelishments - most are from Tim Holtz collections.
To accent the dragon fly I used a little more bling... never too much bling!

  • Cardstock: rose and pink
  • Lt teal Swiss Dot Cardstock
  • DCWV: Once Upon a Time Paper
  • Dream Street Papers LLC: Remember the Moments - Jacob
  • Various manufacture flowers: lt blue and rose
  • Various manufacture bling: teal, hot pink, and clear
  • Various manufacture brads: copper, white velvet, and jewel
  • Various manufacture ribbon: white lace (two different kinds), velvet rose rick-rack, and black small poof ball
  • Zig Calligraphy pen: black
  • K&Company: Tim Coffey die-cut cardstock and acetate
  • Tim Holtz Metal Accents - clock and coin
  • K.i. Memories: Softies - Bloom
  • Basic Grey: Dark Chocolate Chip Micro Chip Stickers

Monday, May 24, 2010

OMG - So cute!

Okay, I was just blown away with the cutest ever embelishments I saw today! Little ribbon dolls!
Above you can see some I made... yes they took F O R E V E R...
So, here is the deal, I would have simply purchased these tittle lovelies if I could have found them. Turns out the cute idea is actually Rachel Young's... but the little stinker made them only digital embelishments! ARGE! I wanted the real thing.
So, those of you that know me understand the next 3 hours of ribbon sorting, cutting, adheiring and creation that occured. And just a few sticky fingers and a few yards of ribbon later (and the two dolls the didn't "survive" the experience) I have 4 lovely little dolls.
For those of you that cannot tell, these cuttie pies are Disney female characters - Snow White, Ariel, Jasmine, and Mulan!
Oh, I just love these little things.
Well, happy crafting - now I just need to figure out what to do with the little ladies! LOL

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Geoffrey Satisfies a Colour Q and Shabby Chic Challenge

I took on two challenges and combined them again! This time I was very excited about the color combo from the Colour Q #33 challenge!

And it seemed to just go great with the lovely inspiration from the Let's Get Shabby Challenge #11 with this beautiful quilt!

Here is a bit more detail of the layering I had going on with this page. I think the date and title on this page are my fave... of course after the pic of my brother-in-law.

  • Cardstock: kiwi kiss green, soft suede brown, and white
  • Little Yellow Bicycle - Generation Z: Yellow Grunge Dot
  • DVWV Taj Mahal Stack (blue patterned paper)
  • ColorBok Specialty Journal Stickers
  • Basic Grey Chipboard Stickers - Delilah: white chocolate chip
  • American Crafts Thickers: Cinnamon Foil
  • Lace: soft suede brown
  • Md velvet ribbon: lt yellow
  • Sm satin ribbon: Bermuda bay blue
  • Various manufacturer brads
  • Fiskars boarder punch
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen: Coffee

A card for Mojo Monday

From scraps of the recent layout I did, I created this 6"x6" card for the Mojo Monday 139 challenge. I just love the colors here and I always like a chance to use up scraps!
The "Treasure" is actually one of my first stamps I every purchased! I love this stamp and have used it multiple times - this time it is with embossing powder to really pop!

  • Cardstock: white and black
  • Basic Grey Papers: Marrakech: Palace Blue, Masala Bella and Chamomile; Pattern Paper: Ambrosia
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen: black
  • Various manufactures flowers: blue, white, and orange
  • Prima Rose
  • Embroidery floss: lt blue
  • Stampendous Embossing Powder: PEARLustre Sapphire

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Gail's Flowers

This layout was inspired by the layout below by Kimmy Jaster who is a XOXO Lipstick Chicks Design Team member for their Challenge #9 This challenge is sponsored by Color Me Miki.

I just loved the layout and not only did I take inspiration from the "sketch" but also the flowers and butterflies!
Here is some detail of the flowers and title.
BTW, I rarely use substitute letters in my titles/journaling/etc. But today I made an exception... yes, that's right.... I used a 3 backwards for the E on this title! I really liked this font and I always run out of E's!!

  • Cardstock: black and white
  • Basic Grey Papers: Marrakech: Palace Blue and Masala Bella; Pattern Paper: Ambrosia
  • Lace: white
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen: black
  • Various manufactures flowers: blue, white, orange,
  • Prima Roses
  • Bling flower brad
  • American Crafts Thickers: Tinsel Foil Black
  • KaiserCraft Basics Rhinestones: lt blue
  • K&Company Tim Coffee Die-Cut Cardstock and Acetate
  • KI Memories Softies: Bloom
  • ColorBok Small Chipboard Letters

Sunday, May 16, 2010


My sister-in-law says I can fit a butterfly into any layout... and well, I think she might be right!
I just love to add butterflies to any papercraft I do. haha
Nothing new here, this layout was a cute one I did of our cat Ryu - who if you cannot tell is playing with my camera strap and so I figured she was going to get her picture taken.
Here is some detail of the title and the ceramic "hearts" that I added to the page.

Ryu is Japanese for Dragon (okay I know she is just a kitten... but she is a tough little kitten) so I decided to keep with an Asian feel to the layout. Nothing does much better then a red, black and white layout.

  • Cardstock: white and black
  • K&Company: Tim Coffey Designer Paper
  • Me & My Big Ideas: Specialty Cardstock - Coastal Culture
  • DCWV: The Mariposa Stack
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen: black
  • Mark Richards: Metal Stickers
  • Ceramic Heart Beads
  • Creative Impressions Felt Butterflies
  • Sanding block

Love Layout

This layout was inspired by the layout below by Zoa Barker who is a XOXO Lipstick Chicks Design Team member for their Challenge #9 This challenge is sponsored by Color Me Miki.

I just loved the square bling circle for the layout... in fact, circles definitely took on a whole new element on the layout I created!
Here is some detail of the title. The trick to cutting glitter cardstock on the Provo Craft Cricut is definitely to use multi cut.

  • Cardstock: black and white
  • Glitter Cardstock - Copper/Brown
  • Sandylion Sticker Designs Paper: Kelly Panaccii - Full Circle
  • Mark Richards: Crystal Stickers - Mosaic, Rust
  • Making Memories Big Grommets: white
  • Basic Grey Micro Chip Stickers - White Chocolate Chip
  • Provo Craft: Cricut solutions cartridge Home Decor
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen: black

Well Hello...

This lovely layout was inspired by the layout below by Aliana Erickson who is a XOXO Lipstick Chicks Design Team member for their Challenge #9 This challenge is sponsored by Color Me Miki.

Hopefully the similarities are evident!
Here is a little more detail on some of the flowers on the layout.

This is a hand crochet flower - yep I made it! I've been seeing more and more knit and crochet flowers available for embellishments in the scrapbooking/paper crafting world. I went to buy some the other day and... they were WAY TOO EXPENSIVE! Really, I knew I could make them for less. So, I decided to teach myself from some online video tutorials and I think it came out pretty well. :)

As always, Products used:
  • Cardstock: drk brown and green
  • Basic Grey: Orgins - Sea Salt (2 sheets both sides)
  • Various manufacturer flowers: cream, brown, green, and orage
  • Various manufacturer brads: epoxy and bling
  • Ribbon: med brown, orange, and sheer
  • Martha Stewart punches: butterflies
  • Zig Calligraphy pen: Chocolate
  • American Crafts Thickers: Foam Giggles Cream
  • Tim Holtz Distressed Stickles: Peeled Paint